Off-Season Summer Getaway: Club Med Turkoise, Turks And Caicos

Original article found on USA TODAY Action Sports

Summer time is upon us and we all know what that means: soaring through the air on a trapeze in the light blue skyline of Turks and Caicos.

You heard me right. The next destination for you and your buddies is the gorgeous Club Med Turkoise property in Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos.

Hero Image - Club MedNot only is Turkoise a relaxing getaway, it is also North America’s only adult-only resort. This allows for athletes, veteran tri-athletes and just the wellness-enthusiasts to sit back, hang out and be the spoiled one for once.

For those of you who are workout junkies like myself, the resort has also recently opened a newly renovated 24-hour wellness center with state-of-the-art equipment for a fully-body workout, including cardio machines, dynamic and static weights and open spaces for bodyweight workouts.

After a sundown, or sunup, gym session, you can hop into the 24-hour pool that boasts an infinity vibe overlooking the turquoise water of the Atlantic Ocean. There you can experience poolside service to get your post-workout protein and carbs to replenish your body with some of the finest locally sourced options, served with a friendly Club Med “Gracious Organizer” smile – Gracious Organizer is the name of the staff on-site. Worldwide, this is the name of the staffers that are on each of the Club Med properties.

Trapeze - 1If you are not ready to settle down poolside, then you can step over to the high-flying trapeze where you will learn the ropes (pun definitely intended) and be able to learn from trained gymnasts who are working on-property throughout the year. Or you can grab your partner, or group, and have a tennis match on the opposite side of the grounds.

To note: each Club Med location has both land and sea activities, depending on which resort you are retreating too.

Speaking of sea activities, at the Turkoise property, you can also take to the water and experience kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing and snorkeling in the clear ocean.

Outdoor Spa - 1Once you have your fix of activities, you can use the Club Med app that will translate to your designated resort and reserve a beachside, outdoor spa treatment. This spa day will allow you to relax with the sounds of the island, as you are taken to an oasis of your own with bespoke therapeutic massages.

Throughout your stay, you can hop on over to the few restaurant establishments at Turkoise to grab a quick bite from Sharkies Grill and Beach Bar for a snack or for sunset happy hour. If you build up your appetite from the sun-soaked day, you can then freshen up and eat at the gorgeous buffet in Grace Bay Restaurant.

Delux Room - 2Each night before retreating to your Deluxe suite, be sure to get your cardio on with the nightly dance parties surrounding the bar or watch the themed entertainment that is listed each week in the giant theater. These options include talent shows, circus acts and much more.

To learn more about Club Med Turkoise and the entire Club Med family of properties, visit their website at

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